Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Washington on official visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz arrived in Washington on Tuesday, beginning his official visit to the United States, during which he will meet with the President Donald Trump More »

Saudi FM Jubeir: US-Saudi ties bound by ‘eight decades of mutual respect’

:: Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting between US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir hailed US-Saudi relations as “at their highest level ever.” More »

UAE minister Gargash: Saudi Crown Prince’s visit to US could be game changer

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday that the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the US, which began on Tuesday, carries a special More »

Saudi envoy says historic relations with US nurtured by Democrats and Republicans

:: Seldom in human history do countries embark upon a resolute course correction to recalibrate a national economy and expand societal norms — without comprising religious sensibilities, Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the More »

Saudi Crown Prince leaves Riyadh on official visit to Washington

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud left Riyadh on Monday on an official visit to the United States, during which he will meet with the President Donald More »


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French Muslim quits song show over post-attack tweets

:: The French Muslim woman, Mennel Ibtissem, has quit The Voice, a TV singing competition in France, amid criticism of comments she posted on Facebook after Islamic extremist attacks in 2016. Ibtissem drew nationwide attention for a moving performance Saturday

Saudi enterprises urged to adhere to tax payment schedule

:: Saudi enterprises registered for value-added tax (VAT) and with supplies of goods and services exceeding SR40 million ($10.7 million) annually should file their tax returns on a monthly basis, the General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has said.

EU is fighting for its life, soul and long-term survival

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: It was not that long ago that Europe was full of confidence, believing it had all the answers to the challenges that humanity faces. The continent has always been a case of mixed fortunes. It

Iran’s crisis is greater than the price of bread

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman Al-Rashed :: After overthrowing the Shah, Ayatollah Khomeini succeeded in one thing: He eliminated the strongest, richest and the most successful state in the Middle East. The regime he built on the ruins of the modern empire

Saudi Food and Drug Authority: No VAT on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical equipment

:: The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) said that the VAT will not be applied on human medicines, vitamins, and registered medical devices and products. Abdul Rahman Al-Sultan, pharmacist and director of the SFDA’s department of pharmaceutical information and awareness,

Yemeni forces liberate al-Yatma area in Al-Jawf

:: Yemeni forces liberated al-Yatma area, the center of the Khab Directorate which is the biggest directorate in Al-Jawf governorate, north of the country. The army liberated it after launching a military operation few days ago with the aid of

The rewards Egypt does not want

Abdel Latif el-Menawy

By : Abdellatif El-Menawy :: Egypt’s position regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has always been based on firm principles and solid grounds. Current conditions, and the gibberish some people have been spreading recently regarding resettling Palestinians in the Sinai, call for

Saving the Innocent

Harun Yahya

By : Harun Yahya :: Children are among the most beautiful blessings in this world. They are innocent, wholesome, pure, sweet beings that see and look at everything through positive eyes. To them, everyone is good, everything is a wonder

North Korea likely to pursue talks, South says in rosy New Year forecast

:: South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the United States over its weapons programs next year and pursue at least some rapprochement with Seoul in an optimistic government outlook for 2018. The

Myanmar bars UN rights investigator just before visit

:: The UN independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has been barred from visiting the country for the rest of her tenure, she said on Wednesday. Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur, said she had been due to visit in

Germany says it shares Saudi concerns on Iran and Hezbollah

:: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said his country was concerned about Iran’s role in the region and noted that Berlin and Riyadh agreed on the external political role played by Iran in the region and the role of Hezbollah.

No VAT on expat remittances in Saudi Arabia, say bankers

:: Senior bankers clarified on Sunday that money sent home by expatriate workers will not be taxed under the value-added tax (VAT) reform initiative to be launched by the Saudi government on Jan. 1 next year. It was also announced

Fire in southern California threatening another city

:: A fierce wildfire raged on north of Los Angeles Sunday, threatening other towns after already charring vast swaths of land, but other blazes were largely contained after burning for days. The so-called Thomas fire is only 15 percent contained,

Certain medicines, medical equipment exempted from VAT in Saudi Arabia

:: The 5 percent value-added tax (plan) will not be imposed on certain medicines and medical equipment, according to Reuters citing a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday. All other private health care services will be taxed

No VAT on loans, ATM services, says Saudi tax authority

:: The General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) on Wednesday confirmed that interest or lending fees charged with an implicit margin for finance will be exempt from value-added tax. The authority clarified that interest or lending fees charged on

Saudi air force downs missile targeting Khamis Mushait

:: Saudi air defenses intercepted a missile heading toward the southern city of Khamis Mushait, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The Saudi Royal Air Force detected a missile launch from inside Yemeni territory at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, said Col.

Saudi VAT impact on consumers

:: The introduction of value-added tax (VAT) next year will directly impact the prices of commodities and services, analysts said. “The price increase will reduce the demand for goods, and this will have a negative effect on companies, most of

Why Assad made a surprise visit to Russia

Maria Dubovikova

By : Maria Dubovikova :: The surprise visit of Syrian President Bashar Assad to Sochi this week, and his meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a true turning point in the Syrian conflict. It preceded a summit of

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